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RALEIGH — As of July 1, 2021, 77% of staff at state-operated health care facilities are fully vaccinated according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities, a state-operated healthcare system comprised of 14 facilities with more than 10,000 employees. In addition, 93% of residents in the state’s six congregate living facilities are fully vaccinated.

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PINEHURST — FirstHealth of the Carolinas and Pinehurst Medical Clinic recently welcomed a new oncology nurse practitioner, Sarah Pearce, DNP. 

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State senators took a small, but positive step last week when they advanced Senate Bill 711 — a proposal to legalize medical cannabis/marijuana. As numerous witnesses —including military veterans struggling with PTSD and other service-related illnesses, as well as others battling the ravages of cancer and chemotherapy —made clear in often emotional testimony during a pair of public hearings, it’s absurd that suffering North Carolinians are denied an effective therapy that’s legal in the overwhelming majority of states.

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ROCKINGHAM — A vaccine that has already been linked with negative reactions could soon feature a warning of a rare neurological condition.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has proclaimed July Adolescent Immunization Awareness Month to highlight the importance of immunizations for North Carolina’s preteens and teens. As teachers, parents and students are preparing for the start of the 2021-22 school year, public health officials remind parents and guardians to ensure their teens and preteens are current on all their vaccinations and encourage health care providers to take steps to ensure their young patients are up to date.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is urging all unvaccinated North Carolinians to get a COVID-19 vaccine as cases, hospitalizations and deaths have been inching up across the state. North Carolina’s early warning systems are showing more people going to the emergency department with COVID-like illness and elevated viral levels in wastewater in certain regions of the state.

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PEMBROKE — Fresh out of medical school, Christian Ryckeley will soon begin a three-year emergency medicine residency at Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in Florida. 

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PEMBROKE — Five UNC Pembroke alumnae recently graduated from Wingate University’s Doctor of Pharmacy program. 

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ROCKINGHAM — The Wound Care & Hyperbarics program at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital-Richmond has received a national award for continued excellence in wound healing, scoring in the top 10 percent of eligible wound care centers. This is the seventh year in a row that the MRH-Richmond Wound Care program has earned this distinction.

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HAMLET — There has been roughly one drug overdose per month in the past two years within the municipal limits of the Seaboard City.

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